This group ruled the Midwest from 1920 to 1940 or 1941, depending. They ruled with an iron fist. It was sorta the Lutheran inqusition (only this was against Catholics, Nazis and blacks instead of Jews), because many members, if not most, were Lutherans. I would say there were some fractions formed in the South, but the founders were from Midwestern states. It was brutal in every sense of the word. They were violent and hateful and ruthless and cruel to their victims.